Ekweremadu ‘Removing Deputy Senate President will cause problems,’ Senator says

Sani, who represents the Kaduna-Central senatorial district, stated that members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) should count themselves lucky that the Senate President was not a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as well.

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Senator Shehu Sani has said that removing Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu will worsen the current problems being witnessed in the National Assembly.

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Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu

(The Sun)

 

Sani, who represents the Kaduna-Central senatorial district, stated that members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) should count themselves lucky that the Senate President was not a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as well.

Senator Shehu Sani (right) play

Senator Shehu Sani (right)

(telegraph)

 

The Senator made the comments on Monday, July 20, 2015, during an interview with Sahara TV

He said:

“We have to tell ourselves the truth. We are in a difficult situation. The fact that we have a deputy senate president from the PDP is a better alternative to the election of a senate president from the PDP because we could have had that on June 9.”

“If we remove Ekweremadu and replace him with an APC senator, the PDP in the senate would be a potent opposition that would continue to oppose anything that the executive arm presents.”

“Now that the APC senators are not united, and when you have a PDP as a force to confront, that would be an additional problem. Now, Ekweremadu is the subject matter. Ekweremadu is being seen as representing a power equation in the sharing of power in the country. Therefore, removing Ekweremadu will create more problems than the solutions which we are saying it would create.”

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